I am fairly embarrassed that I somehow missed Ken Hite’s and Christina Rodriguez’s Goodnight Azathoth. Sloppy of me, really. Oh, well, my oversight was easily fixed.
Can’t make Ken Hite’s The Cthulhu Wars: The United States’ Battles Against the Mythos Book of the Week, because I did so already back in January. Of 2015. Yes, I have been waiting for this book for something that feels like forever. And there was a point where I was hearing that it wasn’t getting published at all. But that was apparently bad information. Good information is that it’s being released tomorrow, and Amazon is shipping it now so that I get it tomorrow. Because Amazon knows me too well.
…Some people think that Amazon does know us all too well, mind you. But what are you going to do? Free shipping with Prime, folks. Free shipping with Prime. (more…)
Links (including the audio of the interview) here. Short version: mixing vampires, spies, and Dracula works well, in a gaming context. Almost… too well.
If you haven’t read Tour de Lovecraft The Tales, then… One hundred and eleven bucks on Amazon!?! That much? Ken, for the love of God: put out a new edition! Oh, don’t worry: the Kindle version is eight bucks. If you’re looking for a good survey on H.P. Lovecraft’s works, this is what you want to read.
And so, adieu to… I don’t know; should I try to sell my copy? I don’t need the money, but that is a ludicrous sum. Sorry. adieu to Reaper Man.
This one is speculative, because it won’t be out until June: but The Cthulhu Wars: The United States’ Battles Against the Mythos (Dark) has two powerful things going for it. One, it’s written by Ken Hite; and two, it’s being published by Osprey Publishing, as part of their Hey, wait, there’s a Hell of an overlap between the people who buy our straight-up illustrated historical military surveys and the science fiction/fantasy/horror crowd new line of books. So I figure that this one should be a good read, too.
Adieu, A Dangerous Energy. You were weird, but not forgotten.
If the Skeptical Inquirer is seriously publishing articles like this winner, well, you may want to reconsider that. “This winner” being a remarkably obtuse review of Ken Hite’s The Nazi Occult; apparently the fellow is worried that people might take this book seriously.
Yeah, I know. It’s the Internet: you must expect somebody to miss the point, I suppose.
Grim War was written by Greg Stolze and Ken Hite for the Wild Talents superhero RPG, and it promises to be full of the occult-meets-mutant-meets-Cold-War goodness that I would expect from those two. I’m a sucker for horror/occult spy stuff, to be honest*; I dunno if I’d run a game using that sort of thing, but then one of the deep, dark secrets of the roleplaying community is that we read this stuff for fun even if we’re not going to do an actual campaign about it.
*If you are, too: Declare. Tim Powers. If you haven’t read it yet, do so if you wish to have a pleasant few days.
On super-special pre-pre-order edition, mostly because I get the general impression that they could use the pre-pre-orders. Well, that and the fact that a roleplaying game that features both classic spy paranoia and vampires is going to appeal to me on general principles.
Not a review copy, alas: I don’t have that kind of mojo in the gaming world, more’s the pity. What I’ve read of it so far is spiffy, though. Pelgrane Press’s stuff usually is.
It’s Ken Hite’s new roleplaying game setting, and it looks nifty. Short version: you play a retiree from the Cold War’s Great Game who just found out that you were working for vampires. Presumably, this bothers you. Anyway, looks nifty, and Pelgrane Press takes Paypal (which simplifies international ordering immensely). So I just, you know, now need to fill up Paypal somehow.
Happy Birthday to you (IA! IA! IA!)
Happy Birthday, dear Ken Hite (PURCHASE HIS TOMES, LEST YE BE DRAGGED INTO YE OUTER VOIDE!),
Happy Birthday to youuuu…